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Colossal seated statue of Cybele

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The head and neck, most of the right arm, the left shoulder and forearm, the right foot, part of the left foot, the back part of the figure, the attributes, and the seat are missing. The head and neck were made separately and inserted into a rounded cavity in the top of the body. This was also...

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By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: E.P.W. discovered that it was found at Amiternum (near Aquila) in a field. to the right of the road, the last field before you reach the amphitheatre from Aquila. .....[It was then sold by the owner to a man who took it to Castellamare Adriatico where it was purchased for Warren]. 1898.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 138–192

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 092; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references); Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 041.


Overall: 188 x 104 x 124cm (74 x 40 15/16 x 48 13/16in.) Block (wooden timber base (8 5/8 x 7 3/4 )): 51.4 x 135.9 x 145.7 cm (20 1/4 x 53 1/2 x 57 3/8 in.) Block (Object sits on a concrete on top of wooden base): 126.4 x 86.4 x 62.9 cm (49 3/4 x 34 x 24 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, from Carrara in northwest Italy


The Ancient World